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Health and safety fines bulletin: 14 February 2018

Health and safety finesIn decreasing fine orderTata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of workerInjury:  DeathFine: £1.4 millionEntity: Tata Steel UK

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker

Injury:  Death
Fine: £1.4 million
Entity: Tata Steel UK Limited
Legislation: Section 2 and Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £140,000
Source:  HSE, 2 February 2018


London Council and Veolia fined after worker crushed by reversing vehicle

Injury:  Multiple fractures to right fibula, femur, knee, ankle, wrist and hand. Also suffered a degloving injury to right hand requiring a skin graft.
Fines: £250,000 (Veolia)
£100,000 (Croydon)
Entities: Veolia ES (UK) Limited
London Borough of Croydon
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Veolia)
Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Croydon)
Costs: £11,359.83 (Veolia)
£10,842.83 (Croydon)
Source:  HSE, 31 January 2018


Contractor fined after gas explosion at domestic property

Injury:  Minor injuries
Fine: £80,000
Entity: Turriff Contractors Limited
Legislation: Sections 3(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: n/a
Source:  HSE, 6 February 2018


Skip hire company fined after lorry driver fatally crushed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £60,000
Entity: MAC Skip Hire Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £14,500
Source:  HSE, 30 January 2018


Company fined after employee seriously-injured

Injury:  Multiple fractures including four breaks to left leg
Fine: £35,000
Entity: Skippy Waste Services Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,852.76
Source:  HSE, 26 January 2018


Staffordshire company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Injury:  Life changing injuries which required surgical amputation of parts of two fingers
Fine: £30,000
Entity: Berryville Ltd (trading as Interdri Engineering)
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £587.40
Source:  HSE, 17 January 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

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